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Consumers being 'misled' over energy-efficiency

Consumers are being misled after research found one in five household products do not match their energy-efficiency claims, according to the Energy Standards Trust.

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Consumers being 'misled' over energy-efficiency

Consumers are being misled after research found one in five household products do not match their energy-efficiency claims, according to the Energy Standards Trust.

A recycling plant, Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images

European Commission-funded research found that up to 20% of products - including ovens, fridges, washing machines and dishwashers - did not comply with energy-efficiency standards.

As a result, 10% of potential energy savings promised are missed by millions of products across Europe, the Trust said.

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